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Tom Karst

Articles By Tom Karst

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Aug 22, 2019

Inspection provision in Mexico tomato deal draws critics

The relief of reaching a new tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the Department of Commerce has come with misgivings about the effect of mandatory inspections at the border.
Aug 22, 2019

Packer Interview - Joel Nelsen CCM Aug. 21

The Packer’s Tom Karst visits with Joel Nelsen, strategic advisor for California Citrus Mutual, about citrus issues in an Aug. 21 interview.
Tomato suspension agreement
Aug 21, 2019

UPDATED: Deal struck between Commerce Department, Mexican growers

(UPDATED, 1:28 p.m.) Mexican tomato growers and the U.S. Commerce Department struck a deal for a new tomato suspension agreement late Aug. 20.
Aug 19, 2019

Perdue thanked for support of expanding potato trade with Mexico

The National Potato Council and a dozen other U.S. state and regional potato associations on Aug. 16 thanked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for his support of expanded U.S. fresh potato exports to Mexico.
Aug 19, 2019

2019 apple crop shows consumer focus, Roper says

The mix of apple varieties is all shook up compared with 30 years, and Don Roper believes that is a good thing.
Aug 16, 2019

Truck rates stable in mid-August

Spot shortages of refrigerated produce trucks were noted in the Midwest states in mid-August, but most growing regions reported adequate supply.
Aug 16, 2019

Back to school promotions with Mike Mauti

The Packer’s editor Tom Karst visited Aug. 16 with retail consultant Mike Mauti about back-to-school promotions.
Aug 15, 2019

Proposed changes help truckers deal with delays in loading, unloading

Opening the door for truckers to go “off the clock” for up to three hours when faced with delays in loading or unloading, new proposed rules on hours of service regulations have been introduced.
Aug 14, 2019

Total Quality Logistics named to Inbound Logistics’ Top 100

Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics has been recognized as a 2019 Top 100 third-party logistics firm by Inbound Logistics magazine.